Joe Hernandez

WHYY

Joe Hernandez appears in the following:

Why a Falling Euro Might Not Make for a Cheaper Vacation

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Eurozone is in complete disarray, and the Euro has fallen against the dollar. Does that mean it will be cheaper for American to travel to Europe? Not exactly, says Barbara Peterso...

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Defending Texas

Friday, June 08, 2012

Yesterday on The Takeaway New York Times columnist Gail Collins argued that Texas has hijacked our national agenda. Some listeners from Texas weren't too keen on what she had to say. ...

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Are Republican Governors to Thank for Swing State Growth?

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Unemployment is dropping and debts are closing in some of the country’s big swing states. Can governors like Scott Walker and John Kasich of Ohio take credit for their states' revital...

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Town in Alabama Poses Historic Challenge to Voting Rights Act

Thursday, June 07, 2012

In 2008, Calera, Alabama shifted the boundaries of its voting districts in a way that drastically altered the city's racial geography. Almost immediately, the U.S. Department of Justi...

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Unemployment Falls in Auto Industry Swing States

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Did the auto industry bailout work? New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest it did, with unemployment rates dropping faster than the national average, due in part to j...

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Transit of Venus Visible in Today's Sky

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Seeing the transit of Venus is a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There was a transit in 2004 and another one will occur tonight. If you miss that, you'll have to wait (and live) until 2117 to see it again.

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Wisconsin Voters Talk Gov. Scott Walker's Recall Election

Monday, June 04, 2012

This Tuesday, Wisconsin will decide whether to recall Republican governor Scott Walker from office. Walker is being taken to task on labor union reforms he implemented suddenly last y...

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Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Nearing the US

Monday, June 04, 2012

We hear stores almost daily now about violence among drug cartels in Mexico, but over the weekend some of that violence spilled over the border. Police in rural Arizona found a charre...

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Movie Date: 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Friday, June 01, 2012

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This week, Kristen and Rafer watch another Snow White reboot. First-time director Rupert Sanders brings us the dark and shadowy "Show White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron...
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Will Racist Soccer Hooligans Tarnish Euro 2012?

Friday, June 01, 2012

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship will kick off a week from today. Normally it's a cause for celebration, but concerns that some racist fans in the host countries of Poland...

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Syria's Only Hope?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The massacre at Houla forced the world to remember the ongoing violence in Syria. President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly killed 12,000 civilians and doesn't appear willing to stop. ...

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Whistleblower Exposes Dishonest Practices at Citigroup

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sherry Hunt grew up in the Midwest, wears plaid flannel shirts, and likes to ride horses. She is also the whistleblower who cost Citigroup $158.3 million and exposed deep deceptions a...

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Preview of the new Brian Lehrer Show series "End of War"

Monday, May 28, 2012

Is war inevitable? That question has been put to professionals from all backgrounds in the new Brian Lehrer Show series "End of War," which questions the conventional wisdom behind ex...

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Movie Date: 'Men in Black 3'

Friday, May 25, 2012

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This week's Movie Date podcast is out of this world! No, really. Kristen and Rafer get extraterrestrial reviewing this week's blockbuster, "Men in Black 3." Listen to The Takeaway's M...
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Companies Don't Have to Go Public, So Why Do They?

Friday, May 25, 2012

By going public, Facebook joined a diverse group of companies. Some, like Apple and Amazon, have had huge success selling pieces of their company to the public. Others, like Enron and...

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A Look Ahead to the NBA Playoffs

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Spurs and the Clippers have staked out their places in the NBA Western Conference Finals while the Eastern Conference has yet to be decided. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Ab...

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Movie Date: 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

Friday, May 18, 2012

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Babies are cute, but the nine months before they come out aren't usually the best. That's at least true for some of the faux-moms in the new romantic comedy, "What to Expect When You'...
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Analyzing Facebook's NASDAQ Debut

Friday, May 18, 2012

Facebook will make its much-anticipated debut today on NASDAQ as a public company. As of last night, Facebook's offer had risen to $38 a share, putting the total value of the company ...

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What You Need to Know About the Champions League Final

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Europe's biggest sporting event and should take in more viewers than the Super Bowl. This Saturday, the 2012 Champions League Final will see Germany's Bayern Munich take on the U...

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Janitor Graduates from Columbia After 19 Years

Monday, May 14, 2012

In the early 1990s when Yugoslavia was being torn apart by civil war, Gac Filipaj decided to get out. He fled to New York City and became a custodian at Columbia University, knowing i...

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